BAT has agreed to acquire the remaining 57.8% in Reynolds it does not already own
Fyffes shareholders approve Sumitomo buyout Subscription
Fyffes shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the €751m takeover bid from Japanese food group Sumitomo Corporation.
CMA has cleared the deal for Boparan Private Holdings to acquire the turkey giant and ended its investigation
Food giant Mars has swooped to expand its pet care business with the $9.1bn acquisition of VCA.
Turkey's Bebeto acquires Dexters Confectionery Subscription
Bebeto aims to become one of the top five confectionery brands in the UK by 2020
The Ginsters owner bought the hot food-to-go pastry specialist this week for an undisclosed sum
Ministry of Cake taken over by Mademoiselle Desserts Subscription
French patisserie manufacturer Mademoiselle Desserts has swallowed Ministry of Cake as part of plans to expand its UK presence.
Preva Produce, a potato supplier for the likes of Walkers and Kettle, has fallen into administration after difficult end to 2016, leading to 20 redundancies
Shares in the red meat supplier have climbed 4% so far today to 670p on the back of the agreement.
Samworth Brothers buys West Cornwall Pasty Co Subscription
Samworth Brothers has acquired the West Cornwall Pasty Co from private equity group Endless, the company has confirmed today.
Britvic has agreed a £54.5m deal to further grow its presence in Brazil with the acquisition of Bela Ischia Alimentos juice and concentrates business
PayPoint has sold its mobile payments business to Volkswagen Financial Services for £26.5m in cash, putting an end to its major restructuring project.
The Coca-Cola Company has announced it has struck a deal to acquire the 54.5% stake in Coca-Cola Beverages African from AB InBev.
Many will be pleased to see the back of 2016, but for those who operate in the world of M&A, it hasn’t been so bad, argues Rothschild head of consumer Akeel Sachak.
China’s Bright Food has reportedly hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to sell UK-based breakfast cereal firm Weetabix. Plus, all the rest of today’s news from the City
Lion Capital swoops for Loungers in £137m deal Subscription
The former owner of Weetabix and Kettle Foods has snapped up bar chain Loungers from private equity firm Piper in a deal valuing the business at £137m.
Unilever acquires haircare business Living Proof Subscription
Unilever has announced it has agreed to acquire science-based haircare business Living Proof for an undisclosed sum.
Central Convenience snaps up Hunnyhill Stores Subscription
The Hunnyhill deal will bring Central Convenience’s store total to 115
Just Eat to swallow rival Hungryhouse in £200m deal Subscription
An extra £40m could be added to the sum depending on delivery service’s performance
More than 120 jobs have been saved at a halal poultry processor after administrators at KPMG struck a rescue deal.
The maker of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark has “ambitious” export plans for the brand
Simple Simon pulled out of administration by DDC Subscription
The owner of Simple Simon Foods has reacquired the business out of administration
The Dutch brewer has made a cash offer of 180p a share
Tollblend added to Lesaffre mix Subscription
Baking mix supplier LFL Tollblend has been acquired by French multinational yeast producer Lesaffre for an undisclosed sum.
Asahi is set to add Pilsner Urquell to its stable of European beer brands after reaching an agreement to buy the AB InBev Eastern European brewing businesses previously owned by SABMiller.
Fyffes sale to Sumitomo: what you need to know now Subscription
A £635m deal between Ireland’s Fyffes and Japan’s Sumimoto Corporation was announced on 9 December
It looks a shrewd move despite razor-thin margins in Ballymena
Can 2 Sisters make Bernard Matthews bootiful again? Subscription
As one of Britain’s most tarnished brands is gobbled up by poultry giant 2 Sisters, we answer the key questions about the deal
The AB InBev/SAB Miller deal: key points Subscription
Your at-a-glance guide to the key facets of the AB InBev/SAB Miller deal
Tyrrells sets out to bag the North American market Subscription
bIt’s already an accomplished exporter. Now, with a new owner, it aims to be “the biggest premium snack brand in the world”
The historic brewing mega-deal looks back on. But it is not out of the woods yet.
Why the grocers should get disruptive too Subscription
Traditional business models and products are no longer enough to ensure long-term survival
Scrapping the £1 price point would lose Poundland its USP - so why might Steinhoff be tempted?
The relentless focus on the bottom line of 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway-owned fmcg giants is become increasingly influential in an industry struggling for volume growth.
OC&C Global 50: The year of the mega-deal Subscription
2015 was the year the trigger was finally pulled on the global mega-deal.
Tesco has offloaded its Harris & Hoole coffee chain to Caffè Nero, marking the end of the second chapter of its turnaroud according to CEO Dave Lewis.
Pladis 'powerhouse' set to take UB back to City Subscription
The Turkish owner of United Biscuits is plotting a return to the stock market for McVitie’s